Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG
This is the cru of Erbaluce, Casa Cieck’s most cherished vineyard. A historic vineyard that is over 50 years old and embraces the hill of San Giorgio, 320 metres above sea level. It was one of the first vineyards that Remo planted with exclusively white grapes. This was in the 1970s: at the time, he was mayor of the town and wanted to set a good example. It is a particular system, a double pergola, which allows good exposure of the bunches and low yields. Misobolo is a historic placename in the village: it is home to the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Misobolo, a place loved by many Canavese people. Teresa Belloch, opera singer and muse of Gioachino Rossini, is buried there
The reference vineyard of our estate is located next to the hill where the sanctuary of Misobolo rises, guaranteeing excellent exposure and shelter from winter frosts. The vineyard covers an area of almost two hectares and is planted with about 4000 Erbaluce vines. The vine training system used is the double high pergola and dates back to the 1970s. The altitude is 320 m above sea level and the exposure is south, south-westerly
12 months in steel, six months in the bottle
In the cellar
The grapes a cooled overnight, before being destemmed and pressed. The must is left to settle and then undergoes temperature-controlled fermentation is steel tanks. This is followed by about 12 months in the tank on fine lees, during which the wine matures and stabilises. It is bottled at the end of summer and spends six months resting in the bottle, so that it can express the grape’s most mineral sensations
In the glass
Colour: straw yellow with greenish highlights.
Bouquet: fragrant, with notes of pear and hawthorn, accompanied by a lingering mineral sensation.
Palate: structure and potency, together with body and acidity, create a perfect balance. The finish is dominated by a savoury aftertaste.
Excellent with fish, thanks to it crisp, dry taste, but also worth trying with vegetables and mild cheeses. Serve at 10-12°C.